View Full Version : .17 HMR upper for AR15???

January 6, 2011, 10:49 PM
I thought I saw where a .17HMR upper for a AR-15 being offered. Going back trying to find where I saw it has yielded zilch. Did I just dream this puppy up?

January 6, 2011, 11:19 PM
For the price I don't think I'd want one.

.300 Weatherby Mag
January 6, 2011, 11:23 PM
I don't think the ability to spray 17 grain bullets all over the land is worth $1673 :eek::eek:

January 7, 2011, 12:18 AM
A 5.7mm would be cheaper than that thing.

January 7, 2011, 02:34 AM
Plus, I've read numerous manuals and articles which stated that shooting the 17 HMR (my favorite small bore round) out of semi-automatic firearms has yielded quite a few problems. For example; my manual for my Savage FVSS chambered in 17 HMR states that firing them in semi-autos may be dangerous...and yes, a 17 HMR conversion costing an arm and a leg is a bit extreme...unless you have the coin to do so...

January 7, 2011, 10:36 AM
what benefit does the .17 HMR offer over the .223? Cost is not a huge difference, the .223 is not overly powerful for hunting small varmint and can be used on larger varmint than the .17 HMR with proper bullets.

I don't see the point.

The 5.7 on the other hand can have mag simulairty between the AR and P90S, or use same ammo as your pistol if you shot a Five seveN. plus a 50 round mag.

January 7, 2011, 12:59 PM
.17 HMR's merits are a mystery to me. Its louder than a .22LR, comparably expensive to a center fire round and decidedly less capable than say .223 all at the same time. If noise is the issue I'd say get a nice can.

.300 Weatherby Mag
January 7, 2011, 02:53 PM
17 HMR's merits are a mystery to me.

Shoots flatter than a .22LR or .22 Mag.. More accurate than a .22 Mag... No recoil which allows you to watch stuff explode will looking through the scope.. Some of us live in commie states which do not allow you to have a suppressor..

January 7, 2011, 03:03 PM
Some counties only let you use rimfire for things like varmit removal or some hunting (like turkey). .17HMR is excellent at that.

January 7, 2011, 05:08 PM
I like .17HMR because of the quick expansion of the bullet. Yes, I can get a v-max bullet for .223 but it still weighs more and penetrates further. .17HMR won't even exit a soda can filled with water. Any .223 bullet would exit. This allows me to use .17HMR in situations that I would normally not be able to take a shot with .223. Now if I needed to hunt varmints at 300+ yards and I had no fear of where a missed shot would end up .223 would be better but I'd probably opt for 22-250.

January 7, 2011, 05:43 PM
Plus, the 17 HMR causes much less spoilage of meat and fur as opposed to a 22WMR, .223 and a 22-250.

Many varmint hunters and pelt traders prefer the 17 HMR because of this reason.